Friday, June 29, 2018 | 9:15 p.m.
Members of a local gang believed that Bailey Kay Beck was a “snitch,” a betrayal that could be punished by death.
At least that’s what Beck, 30, was told at a party attended by the gang soon after she was recruited as a Metro Police informant, police allege. Someone had approached to tell her about the innuendo, letting her know her life might be in danger.
And that’s what she relayed to her Metro handler, a narcotics detective, saying she wasn’t certain the warning was real, police said.
Apparently, it was.
Soon after — on April 8 — Beck was dead, injected with “large amounts of narcotics” by two men trying to coax her into confirming the rumor, according to the warrant of one of those men, Christopher Weygant, 31, who was arrested this week.
Hours before she died at a hospital and two days after she was attacked, Beck was found in a garage next to a south valley house in the 7400 block of River Dove Court, near Warm Springs Road and Torrey Pines Drive, police said.
Beck had trauma to her head and several track marks, but as of Friday afternoon, the Clark County coroner’s office was trying to determine Beck’s exact cause and manner of death.
Metro alleges it’s a homicide and on Wednesday arrested Weygant on a murder count. He’s being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.
Life as an informant
Beck was picked up with drugs by police on March 23, according to the report. She then agreed to be an informant, and as a drug runner for an Asian criminal organization and a white supremacist gang, she was privy to useful insider information.
So, she took the officers around the valley, showing them locations where they could find drugs or people associated with them, police said. For three days beginning on April 2, Beck’s handler kept in touch with her.
She was attacked a day after he last spoke to her.
Plotting Beck’s death
After a traffic stop of two men in May, police learned that a woman they thought was responsible for Beck’s death did not harm her, police said. Instead they got a name, Christopher Weygant, known by his street name is “Double O.”
The same month, detectives again connected Weygant’s name to Beck’s death, this time after an unrelated arrest of a woman.
She told them about the plot to try to get Beck to disclose her cooperation with police. According to her, three men had planned to inject her with drugs, but one backed out, according to the report.
Weygant’s name was brought up a third time.
This time, Beck’s roommate told detectives she saw him in the hallway of their house the day Beck was believed to have been attacked, according to the report. “I’m here to kill Ivana,” she recalled the suspect saying. Beck was known to use the Ivana moniker.
The woman “said Weygant told her to stay in her room and a short time later, she heard Beck yell out the word ‘ow’” before she heard the steps of multiple people running away.
Weygant will next appear in court on July 13. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone else has been arrested.